After a period of inactivity that was beginning to worry some of their fans, Chelsea's summer transfer business appears to be speeding up.

Following the arrival of former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero, Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is expected to be confirmed as a Blues player within the next few days. And Antonio Conte is only just getting started.

As well as Bakayoko, Roma's Antonio Rudiger and Juventus' Alex Sandro are on Conte's shopping list, with the pair expected to cost the Premier League champions a combined £90 million, with Bakayoko a further £35 million.

Rudiger

Alex Sandro

Tiemoue Bakayoko

Rudiger, Sandro and Bakayoko - The three men Antonio Conte wants to bolster his Premier League champions ahead of their return to the Champions League, next season. Images: PA

Juventus full-back Sandro will be the costliest acquisition of the trio, with his fee potentially rising to £60 million. However, some news outlets are claiming that the Brazilian will actually extend his current contract with the Bianconeri.

Aside from Rudiger, Bakayoko and Sandro, Romelu Lukaku remains a priority target, although the news of his impending arrival at Stamford Bridge has dried up in recent weeks, despite the Belgian striker wanting to return to the English champions.

With Diego Costa returning to Atletico Madrid (where he will be unable to play until January due to Atleti's transfer ban), it is expected that Chelsea will speed up negotiations for Lukaku to replace the Spaniard, with a fee of £75 million believed to be Everton's asking price for the 24-year-old.


Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku

With Diego Costa returning to Atletico Madrid, Lukaku is expected to replace the Spanish striker at Stamford Bridge. Images: PA

Chelsea fans, are you excited about your club's potential new recruits or are there other targets you would prefer Antonio Conte to pursue?

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Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

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